Beautification Project Part of Hilbert’s Earth Day Challenge

Release Date:
April 7, 2012
Matt Heidt,

HAMBURG, N.Y. -- In celebration of Earth Day 2012, members of Hilbert College’s Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) organization will work on beautifying an area outside the Campus Center starting at 3:30 p.m. April 16 (weather permitting).

Using a red, white and blue theme, a campus garden setting will be set up with two blue and two white Adirondack chairs, a blue birdbath, a blue and white birdhouse, a picnic table, and pots planted with flowers fitting the color theme.
Students will also put down new gravel for the project, which is part of a campus-wide beautification Earth Day Challenge co-sponsored by Hilbert SADD and the Student Government Association. Various student clubs, college offices and departments have been sprucing up space around campus with first and second place winners to be selected on April 23 by a panel of faculty and staff.

Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,100 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.